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Snowfest 2023 - A Walk in the Snow - 43rd Anniversary: City News Blog

LAKELAND, FL (November 27, 2023) - There will definitely be snow in the forecast for downtown Lakeland this holiday season. Snowfest 2023 will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 5-9 p.m. at the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror.

The event will feature a stroll through the snow along with other holiday delights around the amphitheater on the east side of Lake Mirror.  Snowfest attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation as admission to the event.  The City of Lakeland is proud of the long-standing tradition, collecting much-needed canned food donations for Senior Orphans and Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. Even if you don’t bring your donation that night, keep these organizations in mind as we head into this giving time of the year.

Man-made snow will be falling as visitors enter the designated event area.  Along with snow, there will be arts & craft vendors, a beautiful 30-foot-tall Christmas Tree, Santa and Mrs. Clause, Santa’s workshop with fun treats, a book giveaway sponsored by the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, entertainment, and tasty food trucks. Home Depot has once again teamed up with our Parks & Rec elves to provide some take-home toy kits (while supplies last). Grab some hot cocoa while you check out the artisan market and enjoy the festive lights of Lake Mirror.


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 115 years ago. 

For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please visit www.lakelandgov.net.  Citizens are also invited to follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat and Nextdoor.  Citizens can find the City of Lakeland on these social media platforms by searching lakelandgov. 



For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore LakelandGov.net.
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